According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. People with diabetes can develop a variety of foot conditions, including neuropathy, ulcerations and foot deformities.
Diabetic foot conditions may be treated conservatively with wound care, grafting techniques, custom diabetic inserts and shoes. However, in some instances, diabetic foot conditions may become life or limb threatening, in which case surgical intervention is required. Good news, diabetic foot conditions can be prevented through regular podiatric visits, patient education, proper blood sugar control, daily foot inspection and proper shoe gear.